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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Lady Chiltern say she'll always love Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) He will never make a mistake.
(b) He is successful.
(c) He's her husband.
(d) He will always be worthy of love.

2. What is Lady Chiltern's first name?
(a) Elizabeth.
(b) Mildred.
(c) Gertrude.
(d) Mary.

3. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say will have the loathsome joy of dragging Sir Robert down in the mud and mire?
(a) The English parliament.
(b) The English newspapers.
(c) Baron Arnheim.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

4. In what season does Mrs. Cheveley say people are either hunting for husbands or hiding from them?
(a) Spring.
(b) The London season.
(c) Winter.
(d) The holiday season.

5. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what was considered excessively vulgar and middle class in the old days?
(a) To attend social gatherings.
(b) To marry for love.
(c) To pretend to be a bit better than one's neighbors.
(d) To marry for money.

6. During the Chiltern's dinner party, where does Mrs. Cheveley say she will be the next night at half past eleven?
(a) At Sir Robert's door.
(b) At Gorings.
(c) At Baron Arnheim's house.
(d) In the Ladies Gallery.

7. Why does Mabel say she dislikes pearls?
(a) Only old ladies wear pearls.
(b) They have no color.
(c) They make one look so plain, good, and intellectual.
(d) They're not as expensive as diamonds.

8. During Act 1, Part 2, what does Mrs. Cheveley say we all must do sooner or later?
(a) Marry.
(b) Die.
(c) Get older.
(d) Pay for what we do.

9. At the Chiltern's dinner party, what does Mrs. Cheveley say cannot explain women?
(a) Religion.
(b) Other women.
(c) Psychology.
(d) Men.

10. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?
(a) By their social connections.
(b) By their economic status.
(c) By their intellect.
(d) By their past.

11. Who takes charge of the item Mabel finds in the couch?
(a) Sir Robert.
(b) Mrs. Chiltern.
(c) Mabel.
(d) Goring.

12. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Tell Goring to leave the party.
(b) Retire from public life.
(c) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(d) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.

13. According to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3, what is Sir Robert not a man to do?
(a) Do anything dishonorable.
(b) Continue in public life.
(c) Ruin a lady's reputation.
(d) Lie to his wife.

14. What does Goring say it's a good thing for most of us that life is not?
(a) Easy.
(b) Long.
(c) Short.
(d) Fair.

15. To what flower does the author compare Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) A daisy.
(b) A tulip.
(c) An orchid.
(d) A rose.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Goring say a woman wearing too much rouge and not enough clothing is?

2. How well did Goring know Mrs. Cheveley in the past?

3. Fill in the blank. Goring says, "Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, ________."

4. When does Act 2 take place?

5. What does Lady Chiltern say gives one an instinct to things?

(see the answer keys)

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